Developing Socio-Emotional Intelligence in Higher Education Academics: Benefits Beyond the Classroom

  • Camila Devis-Rozental


In this chapter, the idea of developing socio-emotional intelligence in academics is explored through the views of four academics. Based on the notion given by students where their own socio-emotional intelligence is influenced by the academic’s socio-emotional intelligence, the role of the academic and how it can transform people and sometimes change lives are discussed. Notions of developing effective relationships, modelling socio-emotional aspects, building a positive culture, seeing all scholars as peers and genuineness in everything we do are explored to demonstrate how they can impact on socio-emotional intelligence. Following this, strategies that academics can do to support students in developing their socio-emotional intelligence are presented. The last part introduces the positive didactics model for effective teaching and learning, which takes into account socio-emotional intelligence in practice.


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  • Camila Devis-Rozental
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  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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